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Forming Thematic and Visual Language in the Cutting Room: Pietro Scalia, ACE

Forming Thematic and Visual Language in the Cutting Room: Pietro Scalia, ACE

Scalia is a prolific and highly regarded editor whose work has been recognized with two Academy Awards® (“Black Hawk Down,” “JFK”), two BAFTA Awards (“Gladiator”, “JFK”), a Satellite Award (“American Gangster”), and ACE Eddies (“Black Hawk Down,” “JFK,” and “Gladiator”). For over twenty-five years, Scalia has been an integral collaborator …

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Restructuring and Moving Scenes as a Storytelling Solution: Nancy Morrison, ACE

Restructuring and Moving Scenes as a Storytelling Solution: Nancy Morrison, ACE

Nancy grew up in the film industry relocating with her studio executive father from New York to Los Angeles when she was 6 years old. While studying film at Boston University, she quickly learned that she hated production but loved editing. She started her career as a film traffic apprentice …

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10 Best Film Editing Advice for Beginners

10 Best Film Editing Advice for Beginners

Post-production insights from Pietro Scalia, ACE, Wendy Hallam Martin, ACE, CCE, Mike Sale, ACE, Sidney Wolinsky ACE, Janet Weinberg, ACE, Heidi Scharfe, ACE, Deborah Moran, ACE, Nancy Morrison, ACE, Tim Kolb, and Steve Hullfish… Pictured above: Editing in Portland, Oregon. Photo by Avel Chuklanov, Filmmaker, Vancouver, WA. Follow @chuklanov | …

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Cutting Comedies with Michael L. Sale, ACE

Cutting Comedies with Michael L. Sale, ACE

Mike Sale, ACE most recently edited “Spenser Confidential” for director Peter Berg. He previously edited “Skyscraper” and the comedies, “We’re the Millers” and “Central Intelligence” with director Rawson Marshall Thurber. His additional recent credits include director Todd Phillips’ “The Hangover Part II” and Paul Feig’s blockbuster hit, “Bridesmaids,” for which he earned a 2012 Eddie Award nomination from the American Cinema Editors.   Sale also served …

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9 PRO Editing Tips Every Student of Filmmaking Must Know

9 PRO Editing Tips Every Student of Filmmaking Must Know

These post production tips will inspire you. Read editing insights from Janet Weinberg, ACE, Heidi Scharfe, ACE, and more… Above photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters. Follow snapshot-factory.de.   9 PRO Editing Tips Every Student of Filmmaking Must Know   Tip #1 “Story is KEY. Let the script be your guide.” ~Janet …

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Deborah Moran, ACE on Editing Episodic Television Series, "City on a Hill"

Deborah Moran, ACE on Editing Episodic Television Series, “City on a Hill”

Deborah Moran, ACE was born in Buffalo, New York, is a graduate of SUNY at Fredonia, and currently resides in New York City. An accredited member of the American Cinema Editors (ACE) prestigious honorary society, Deborah has worked as a picture editor for 20+ years of several network, cable and …

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TV and Documentary Editing Insights from Heidi Scharfe, ACE

TV and Documentary Editing Insights from Heidi Scharfe, ACE

StudentFilmmakers Magazine: What was one of your most favorite scenes or sequences to edit, and why? Heidi Scharfe, ACE: The obvious choices would come from some of the music performance scenes like “New Edition” and “American Soul”… I mean, so many standout performances and ‘VFX saves’ that stick in my head. …

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Episodic TV Editing Insights from Janet Weinberg, ACE

Episodic TV Editing Insights from Janet Weinberg, ACE

After graduating from Tisch School of the Arts in Film, Janet Weinberg, ACE, has spent the last several decades as an editor of episodic TV. Her most recent credits include “Jane the Virgin”, “UnReal”, “Little America”, and “Better Things”, for which she won an Eddie in 2020. StudentFilmmakers Magazine: What was one …

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